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Marciano490

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This is an angle thing with him giving elbow bumps. Dude isn’t saluting Hitler.
Well, cuz the stands are empty. Seems pretty clear his teammate pointed out he accidentally was doing a Nazi salute, corrected him, and he belated figured it out then did a salute on purpose. Not saying he’s a Nazi, but he definitely redid the thing as a goof after realizing how he’d looked.
 

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This is an angle thing with him giving elbow bumps. Dude isn’t saluting Hitler.
Well, cuz the stands are empty. Seems pretty clear his teammate pointed out he accidentally was doing a Nazi salute, corrected him, and he belated figured it out then did a salute on purpose. Not saying he’s a Nazi, but he definitely redid the thing as a goof after realizing how he’d looked.
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So Orioles to the 2020 "World" Series? 11-0 on the Nats tonight and even Jose Church getting in on the action with 4-4.
 

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Calling a runner out for the millisecond he hovers over a base between his arm and leg sliding across it is a complete bastardization of the replay rule and needs to be eradicated. That is all.
 

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Calling a runner out for the millisecond he hovers over a base between his arm and leg sliding across it is a complete bastardization of the replay rule and needs to be eradicated. That is all.
Agreed, absolutely hate this, and that's not even factoring in the fielder nudging the runner off the bag with the attempted tag. They're people, they're not magnets.
 

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Rate stats 13 games into a season aren't very indicative of a players skill set. Just because it represents a higher percentage of games played doesn't mean it's interesting data.
 

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Rate stats 13 games into a season aren't very indicative of a players skill set. Just because it represents a higher percentage of games played doesn't mean it's interesting data.
Yes, of course, but it's fun to troll them anyway.
 

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Cueto loses a no hit bid when Pence never sees a routine fly ball and it falls several feet behind him and turns a would be out into a triple.
No idea why Pence is still playing the field at this point in his career.
Cueto almost escapes, but as his pitch count climbs, Kapler leaves him in to face Turner (who may or may not have like a 2000 OPS against Cueto—it isn’t actually that bad, but he does hit well over 300 against him).
TL;DR - tough break for Cueto and I don’t think Kapler is a very good manager.
 
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Agreed, absolutely hate this, and that's not even factoring in the fielder nudging the runner off the bag with the attempted tag. They're people, they're not magnets.
I feel like you could say something similar to this about replay rules in basically every sport.
 

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Bumgarner blasted again, six earned runs in two innings including 4 HRs and sitting 87. That contract is already looking like a black hole disaster just a few weeks in (5/85!!!).
 

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If Kelly was suspended for 8 games, then Laureno may be looking at a season suspension; charging into the dugout and violating social distancing has to be punished much more aggressively than throwing at someone.
 

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If Kelly was suspended for 8 games, then Laureno may be looking at a season suspension; charging into the dugout and violating social distancing has to be punished much more aggressively than throwing at someone.

man, I cant imagine how a lot of players will take it if Laureano, a key player on the first place AL West team, gets suspended for the entire season. The Astros coach that instigated the fight was involved with the sign stealing no? And Laureano had been hit three times in that series? If that happens I wouldn't be amazed to see a lot of Astros players suddenly start getting hit by errant curveballs. At this point, the Astros have the same record as the Red Sox.
 

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If Kelly was suspended for 8 games, then Laureno may be looking at a season suspension; charging into the dugout and violating social distancing has to be punished much more aggressively than throwing at someone.
Alex Cintron instigated this, I don't think Laureano gets any more than 10 games. 1/6 of the season is a hefty penalty. IMO Cintron deserves every bit of what Laureano gets if not more.
 

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A's hitters were hit 5 times in the series, Astros none. A couple articles I read online noted that Fiers pitches for the A's, and was the one who outed the Astros, but didn't come out and say that was why they were hitting the A's so often.
 

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Matt Chapman is 3 for 3 with 6 RBIs in the first 4 innings tonight, 2 HRs and a 3B.
 

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As a scorer, it would be tough to put an error on a play where the fielder had to dive, didn't touch the ball, and the "error" was in his approach to the play in the first place. He should have pulled up, not tried for the out and taken the ball on a hop. You don't see many scorers hang an error on someone who didn't touch the ball.
 

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Per MLB Network Ramon Laureno gete a 5 game suspension and Alex Cintron gets 20 games, the longest suspension ever for a coach although Pete Rose got 30 games as manager of the Reds in a dust up with David Pallone the first base ump in a Reds versus Mets game.
 

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Seems extremely light for Laureano. I'd have given him the 20-game suspension. Cintron I'd have sent home for the year for the simple fact that in pandemic terms he's the epitome of nonessential. Surely the Astros have multiple coaches who can step in and temporarily do his job (it seems most coaching staffs have already made temporary changes this year anyway), so if he's going to increase risks he shouldn't be near the team this year.
 

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2-2 game at Coors in the Bottom of 8th. Rox score 6 to lead 8-2 heading into the 9th. Snakes rally for 5 in the 9th. Enters Daniel Bard to an 8-7 game with 2 outs and runners at the corners. K looking and Bard puts out the fire to earn a Save.
 

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Seems extremely light for Laureano. I'd have given him the 20-game suspension.
The guy got hit twice and didn't lose his mind until an opposing coach insulted his mother and taunted him. That he got anything is a little unfair.

Tyler Rogers on the Giants just completely confounded Carlos Correa into a swinging K with a man on third and one out, without any pitch exceeding 84. He is a true submariner.

View: https://twitter.com/darenw/status/1293413110364209152?s=09
 

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Dinelson Lamet took an 11k no hitter into the 6th last outing. Tonight he’s at 2 hits through 5 with 7k’s. Dude bounced back quick and hard from TJ surgery.
 

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Really happy to see Trent Grisham having a good start to the year. While I was rooting for the Nats all last season, I felt terrible for the kid when he made that costly error in the WC game. I hope he keeps it up and has a chance to redeem himself with the Padres.
 

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On a team that is 7-13 and in 4th place. He’s going to be 30 next season with a trophy case full of MVP awards and zero postseason wins. I can’t fault him for signing the extension and getting paid (who would turn down $426 million), but he’s going to waste his career in Anaheim.
 

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The Giants blow the lead in the 9th again.
Watching Gott pitch, Kapler attempt to manage, and pick any player try to play defense is quite an experience.
 

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The Giants have taken 7-2 and 6-3 leads into the 9th against Oakland the last two nights and are going to lose both, 9 runs allowed in the two ninth innings.